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Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times, was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, and more even…

In 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform killed 11 workers and caused a blow-out that began spewing crude oil into the Gulf…

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In 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, and more events that happened on this day in history.

Paul Revere began his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Massachusetts, warning colonists that British Regular troops were approaching…

Apollo 13 astronauts James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise and Jack Swigert splashed down safely in the Pacific, and more events that happened on thi…

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In 2013, two bombs made from pressure cookers exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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The “Black Sunday” dust storm descended upon the central Plains, turning a sunny afternoon into total darkness, and more events that happened …

Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst, and more events that happened on this …

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which included the Fair Housing Act, and more events that happened o…

The British liner RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage, and more events that happened on this day in…

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Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, and more events …

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The United States Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery, and more events that happened on this d…

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